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Friday, October 14, 2016

News In Brief Today 14/10/16 - Dailypost

Una don read news today?Oya see am!

- Nigeria was Thursday ‘greeted’ with the report of the release of 21 of the over 200 Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their dormitory in 2014. The report which was later confirmed by the presidency disclosed that the girls were dropped off by the insurgents in Banki area and were later picked up by the military. The girls were brought into Abuja yesterday by the DSS.

-. The Consul-General of Equatorial Guinea in Nigeria, Juan Mbomio and his wife, Maria, were reportedly shot on Monday in Calabar and are receiving treatment in an undiclosed hospital in the state. A report says the envoy and his wife were shot by armed robbers operating between Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, while they were on their way to Calabar, their base.

- December 16 has been fixed for the Supreme Court to pass judgment on the appeal filed by former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako against his impeachment. Nyako who is asking the court to order his reinstatement to enable him complete his tenure after his impeachment was quashed by the Court of Appeal will know his fate on the said date.

- The Senate, on Thursday extended the validity of jamb result to 3 years. This follows the passage into law, a Bill for an Act to amend the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Act 2016.
After the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND, Senator Jibril Barau laid the report, the Senate unanimously passed the amendment Bill.

-. Even though the federal government has refuted media reports that the release of the Chibok girls was a swap, several reports in the media have continued to claim that 5 members of the insurgents were released to the militants before the 21 girls were released on Thursday to the Nigerian government.

- Report says the Katsina Emirate Council on Thursday declared that the marriage between 14-year-old girl, Habiba Isa, and the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumin Usman, would not be reversed, arguing that the marriage and the conversion to Islam were voluntarily and willingly entered into by the girl.
The council reportedly disclosed this position to officials of the Katsina State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, who visited Usman in his palace over the issue.

-. The Federal government, Thursday, released the names of the 21 Chibok girls whose release was secured yesterday. The girls who are mainly with Christian names include: Mary Usman Bulama, Jumai John, Blessing Abana, Luggwa Sanda, Comfort Habila, Maryam Basheer, Comfort Amos, Glory Mainta, Saratu Emmanuel, Deborah Ja’afaru, Rahab Ibrahim, Helin Musa, Maryamu Lawan, Rebecca Ibrahimn Asabe Goni, Deborah Andrawus, Agnes Gapani, Saratu Markus, Glory Dama, Pindah Nuhu, and Rebecca Mallam.

- The House of Representatives has announced its readiness to investigate all appointments into Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office. House Committee on Federal Character has consequently been mandated to carry out a detailed check on all Federal government appointments/recruitments under the current government.

-. Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has faulted the celebration of the Federal Government over the release of the Chibok girls, saying such was a distraction, urging the federal government to rather provide means of livelihood to Nigerians who are going through some excruciating pain asa a result of the current state of the nation’s economy.

-. The Senate has commensed special probe into the allegation that MTN Nigeria repatriated the sum of $13.9bn from Nigeria to other countries between 2006 and 2016. It has consequently summoned the management of the telecoms service provider, their bankers and some businessmen over alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous) Act.
The Senate had during Thursday plenary requested MTN and the others to appear before its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions next week.


  1. Not reading.
    E no go pass PDP and APC

  2. No good news at all. Dollars should come back to N150.00

  3. No good news to cheer up Nigerians. Even the chibok girls brouhaha is received with a pinch of salt. This government has lost the trust and confidence of Nigerians. Too much suffering and wickedness in the land. Fear and despondency is the continued order of the day.
    But in all we shall rise above these times. And the people shall have a sigh of relief for the great change (not Buharian) that will come.
    Can I hear a loud AMEN!!!

  4. So dollar rate against the naira is expected to drop today as CBN sold FX ro the market today...


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